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Newsletter 6th November - Issue 9

Dear Parents and Carers

We are proud to say that our...

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly class are: Charlotte and Loris
  • Stars of the week in Otter class are: Millie and Lola
  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher class are: Sinead and Diesel
  • Head teacher’s award/Team point winners are: Maya, Theo and Georgina
  • Swimmers of the week 21st October were Sam L-P, Che and Conor
  • Swimmers of the week 4th November are Victoria, Georgina and Isabelle

Message from Miss Flatley

Welcome to Term 2; I trust you had a happy half term holiday. It’s lovely to see the children after the week away and I know they have been working hard to learn new skills. Our aspiration for this term is ‘independence’ so I’m sure you will support us in teaching the children to take more responsibility for their learning, behaviour and belongings. Next week is our centenary, so I hope you’ve managed to read out the letter I’ve sent out and that you will be able to join us for some celebration! Thank you to Mrs Bills and Mrs Humphries who have been teaching in Kingfisher Class this week, while I’ve been undertaking office duties.

Please be assured that I am still planning and assessing the pupil’s work and keeping a close eye on them through the office window!

School Photos

Most families have ordered their photos through the school. The order has been sent off so if you have not yet brought it the photo graph envelope, please contact the photograph people directly and they will process your order.

Parents’ Council and Road Safety

We discussed the importance of adults modelling the appropriate way of crossing the road safely, as some adults have been seen not using the crossing. Please can we remind all parents of the importance of good road safety skills outside our school, as children will often copy the behavior of adults. Our road can be very dangerous and it is important to use the crossing and wait until traffic has fully stopped, before walking across carefully.

Super Science Giveaway (with Bristol Post)

We’re Collecting—again! This time its to be in with a chance to win £10,000 for the school! Please collect tokens printed in the Bristol Post (starting Wednesday 4th November to Tuesday December 8th) Some days will offer bonus tokens so please look out for those. Please ask your friends and family to collect too.

If anyone walks past any Estate Agencies, please pop in and ask them for unwanted copies—Alison collected thousands of tokens for the Tennis Club and the club received £500—so it’s worth asking.

Thank you! to Mrs Haines and Mrs Croker for holding an Halloween Party and raising £36 to be added to school funds to buy exciting resources for the children.

Pupil News

Jess Griffin auditioned successfully and is appearing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat at Weston-Super-Mare in the February holiday week.

Information for parents

BaNES has a very handy brochure called ‘One Stop Shop for Young People’s Information and you can access it at It’s packed with contact information for lots of different clubs and associations from music to sports to libraries.

School Message:

A member of the public contacted the school recently and reported that an adult waiting in the playground to collect a child or children, was using inappropriate language. Obviously we were sure this couldn’t be true. However, we are taking the opportunity to remind parents, grandparents and carers and relatives how important it is to set a good example of spoken and body language to children.

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